DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN WATER AND SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN NAIROBI CITY COUNTY, KENYA

LENAH KINYA MITHIKA

Abstract


The general objective of this study was to examine the determinants of  quality management in water and sanitation construction projects in Nairobi, Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to determine the influence of project quality planning and project funding on  quality management in water and sanitation infrastructure projects in Nairobi, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive design survey approach and targeted 105 projects situated within Nairobi County. The census survey design was used and primary data was collected through the use of questionnaires. Secondary data was obtained from published documents. The data was analyzed with help of SPSS version 22. It was notable that there exist a strong positive relationship between the independent variables and dependent variable. This indicated that project quality planning and project funding were important factors that needed to be enhanced to boost effective quality management of water and sanitation infrastructure projects in the study area.The study findings revealed that the variables statistically, strongly and significantly correlated to quality management of the projects as it had a positive relationship with the dependent variable. This revealed that the quality planning and project funding were important factors that could enhance quality management of the projects. Therefore, from these quantitative results it was deduced that the study which sought to establish the influence of project quality planning and project funding on quality management of water and sanitation infrastructure projects achieved the intended results.

Key Words: Project Quality Planning, Project Funding, Water and Sanitary Infrastructure Projects


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